Non-urgent advice: Finding clinic 21
Clinic 21 is on the ground floor of the Rosie hospital, opposite the ultrasound department. From the main Rosie entrance, head straight through the Rosie reception area, past the Pavilion cafe and follow the signs to clinic 21, which is on the right.
Car park 2 is the designated car park for the Rosie Hospital sited within a couple of minutes walk to the Rosie main entrance.
Tel: 01223 586958
Clinics take places Monday, Tuesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday
You will be asked to invited for a colposcopy if one of your regular smears has shown up abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix. We also see women who have had 'inadequate' smears, or if their GP is concerned about the appearance of the cervix, vulva, or vagina.
Colposcopy is a procedure that looks at your cervix in more detail. It uses a magnifying instrument to help us examine your cervix and diagnose and treat any abnormal cell changes.
The procedures takes about 10-15 minutes and is similar to having a smear test. A speculum is used to see your cervix and a dye shows up any abnormal cells. If treatment is needed, your cervix will be numbed with local anaesthetic and the cells removed surgically with a wire loop.